The John Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam has been recognised for its sustainable energy programme and been awarded the Eco Award at the prestigious T3 Awards.
The system combines the equivalent of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries, 4,200 solar panels and Eton power conversion units. Not only does the system provide a more sustainable energy system for the arena, but also provides a flow for second-life batteries that would other wise have to be destroyed.
Duncan Bell, Lifestyle editor, T3.com, commented: “We chose the Johan Cruijff Stadium in Amsterdam for our inaugural Eco Award because of the boldness of its vision and the excellence of its execution. The fact that it not only uses solar power but also stores it on reclaimed Nissan LEAF batteries is just a perfect mix of sustainability and recycling. It’s ingenious and ambitious, and a remarkable feat of engineering.”
Francisco Carranza, Managing Director, Nissan Energy, added: “We are absolutely delighted that an exciting project under our Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision has been officially recognised by the judges at T3.
“The Johan Cruijff ArenA demonstrates that re-purposing the batteries of Nissan electric vehicles can contribute to making our whole energy system more efficient and sustainable. Nissan is putting its electric ecosystem at the heart of a sustainable future, transforming the way we drive and also transforming the way we live.”